Toyota crowning top GR Supra GT Cup drivers this weekend

Published September 25, 2020, 4:04 PM

by Inigo Roces

Toyota Philippines president, Atsuhiro Okamoto.

Toyota GR Supras will be screaming around a racetrack this weekend as the first season of Toyota Motor Philippines (TMP)’s virtual racing competition — the GR Supra GT Cup Asia Philippines — is about to reach its climax.

The third and final round of the 2020 series happens this Saturday, September 26 at 8:00 pm, livestreamed through TMP’s official Facebook page.

At this event, Filipino e-motorsports enthusiasts will race to the finish line in a bid to represent the Philippines in the Asia Regional Round of the GR Supra GT Cup.

This weekend’s round is also special as it will also feature motoring media, celebrities, and social media personalities joining in the Waku Doki. These celebrities and social media personalities are Gino Quillamor, Apple David, Reph Bangsil, John Manalo, Krissha Viaje, Nico Salva, Erika Rabara, and Angelique Manto. They will race against drivers from the motoring media and TMP officials including TMP’s own bet, President Atsuhiro Okamoto.

“The third round is crucial as racers will earn double points this time,” said Elijah Marcial, TMP’s Vice President for Marketing Services. “Although we’ve seen some consistent racers leading in the first two rounds, it’s still anybody’s game at this point. We cannot wait to find out who will be showing the world that Filipinos can excel in the international e-motorsports arena.”

Racers who accumulated the most points after the three rounds will be declared the national GR Supra GT Cup Asia Philippines champions. One champion from the sporting class, and one from promotional class will advance to the Asian championship this October. The third member of team Philippines will come from the media and celebrity class.

Team Toyota Motor Philippines will race against the champions from other Asian Toyota distributors in Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, and India.

All the top champs, including the winner from the Junior Class will win prize packages from TMP. Champions from Sporting, Promotional and Celebrity/Media class will get a grand prize, including a much-coveted PlayStation 5. The GR Supra GT Cup series is being held via the Gran Turismo Sport game on the PlayStation platform.

The GR Supra GT Cup Asia Philippines is one of TMP’s programs to promote the fun and excitement of motorsports and to make it accessible to more Filipino racing fans and car enthusiasts. Organized under the TOYOTA GAZOO Racing brand, e-motorsports aims to keep the waku-doki (heart-pumping excitement) spirit alive, despite quarantine, and social distancing guidelines.